Jason Riley's 1999 Ford Ranger
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- Alpine CDM-7874
- Pioneer TS-A6867, 6"X8" Speakers in the front doors
- Kicker Solo-Baric L7 10" Subwoofer (Dual 2 Ohm Voice Coils)
- Kenwood KAC-624 Power Amplifier
- Rockford Fosgate Punch 601S
It took a little cutting into the sheet metal, but I got a Kicker Solo-Baric L7 10" Subwoofer into my truck. This sub POUNDS! I love it! This blows away the 2 12"s I had in my old car.
I completely ripped out the entire back end (plastic factory speaker location,) and rebuilt it using some scrap plywood I had in the backyard. I used black automotive carpet to contrast the stock tan. I think the contrast looks real good.
I only lost 2 clicks on the passenger side seat (where the sub is) and the driver seat still reclines all the way.
Why did you decide to upgrade your A/V system?
I needed more bass
What's the first thing you show people about your installation?
Behind the seat
Why did you choose these products?
I wanted to try something new
What was the most difficult part of the installation?
Cutting the sheet metal behind the passenger seat
What plans, if any, do you have for future upgrades?
Not much can't fit anymore equipment
Alpine Head Unit
Driver's Side View
Passenger Side View